Keynote Speakers

Please welcome our Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order of surname). 

 Nicole Logan

Nicole is Head of Development and Executive Producer for multi-award winning production company Reduced Listening.  She is also the Founder of the collective, Dutchie Club, which champions the stories and creativity of Black women and Non-Binary people.

Nicole spent her early career working across Television and Theatre for some of the UK’s well-known production companies and networks, before specialising in audio production. Nicole has worked with some of the UK's leading arts institutions including; ATG, BBC 1, ITV, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Sounds, Spotify and Roundhouse London.  

Breaking down cultural and institutional barriers has always been a part of Nicole’s professional journey and she is currently serving on the boards of diversity and inclusion media charity, Multitrack and Bloomsbury Arts Festival. As well as serving as a head judge for the Audio Production Awards and on the committee of the 2024 Audio Radio Industry Awards. 

   Mark Steadman

Mark Steadman has been making podcasts since 2008 and has helped hundreds of podcasters get their start. He founded the media hosting company Podiant in 2016 which he sold in 2021. In 2018 Mark co-created the Bullseye category of the British Podcast Awards, and works with best-selling authors, TV personalities, and thought-leaders to help them use their voice to build trust.

 Sandy Warr

Sandy Warr is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Podcasting at City, The University of London.

She has pioneered an MA in Podcasting - the first degree to recognise Podcasting as a mature industry with a specific set of skills. The first students are graduating now and being snapped up by employers.

Sandy has been an audio skills lecturer for more than 25 years and an award winning broadcast journalist for 40 years. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Radio Academy and a Gold Medal for services to commercial radio news as well as Sony and New York Festival Awards for radio documentary work. She still presents a news programme on LBC News on a Sunday morning.